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  • 296 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: March 2010
  • ISBN: FBONARANAVISITORSBOOKOFTEXTSA9781848710719

The Visitor's Book of Texts: A Vital Tool for Pastoral Visitation

Bonar, Andrew

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The pastoral visitation of the sick and sorrowful is a spiritual exercise. Its purpose is to bring God's Word to those in need in the prayerful hope of the Spirit's blessing upon it. Such visitation is not the preserve of pastors only; it is the duty of the whole church, as our Lord reminded his disciples with the words, “I was sick, and ye visited me.” (Matt. 25:36).

How we should visit the sick, and what we should say on our visits to them are the important matters addressed in this most useful book. Written by a spiritual giant of the 19th century church, the book contains much-needed advice and clear guidance. Bonar gathers together a great number of Bible verses that will prove eminently suitable for a wide range of individual cases. These selected scriptures are interspersed with the author's own brief, spiritual, and helpful comments. Here then is a book that should be in the hands of every Christian visitor. It ought to be consulted prayerfully before embarking with God's Word to the sick and sorrowful.

About the Author

Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810-92), the youngest brother of Horatius, was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University. He was ordained at Collace, Perthshire in 1838, where he was minister in the Church of Scotland to the Disruption (1843) and in the Free Church until moving to Finnieston Free Church, Glasgow in 1856. He was Moderator of the Free Church Assembly in 1878. He visited Palestine with Robert Murray M’Cheyne in 1839, and was his friend’s biographer after his early death.

Bonar was tireless in his evangelistic endeavours, and he epitomised the text in Hebrew above the entrance to his church in Glasgow: ‘He that winneth souls is wise’.

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The pastoral visitation of the sick and sorrowful is a spiritual exercise. Its purpose is to bring God's Word to those in need in the prayerful hope of the Spirit's blessing upon it. Such visitation is not the preserve of pastors only; it is the duty of the whole church, as our Lord reminded his disciples with the words, “I was sick, and ye visited me.” (Matt. 25:36).

How we should visit the sick, and what we should say on our visits to them are the important matters addressed in this most useful book. Written by a spiritual giant of the 19th century church, the book contains much-needed advice and clear guidance. Bonar gathers together a great number of Bible verses that will prove eminently suitable for a wide range of individual cases. These selected scriptures are interspersed with the author's own brief, spiritual, and helpful comments. Here then is a book that should be in the hands of every Christian visitor. It ought to be consulted prayerfully before embarking with God's Word to the sick and sorrowful.

About the Author

Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810-92), the youngest brother of Horatius, was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University. He was ordained at Collace, Perthshire in 1838, where he was minister in the Church of Scotland to the Disruption (1843) and in the Free Church until moving to Finnieston Free Church, Glasgow in 1856. He was Moderator of the Free Church Assembly in 1878. He visited Palestine with Robert Murray M’Cheyne in 1839, and was his friend’s biographer after his early death.

Bonar was tireless in his evangelistic endeavours, and he epitomised the text in Hebrew above the entrance to his church in Glasgow: ‘He that winneth souls is wise’.

  • Cover Type:
  • 296 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: March 2010
  • ISBN: FBONARANAVISITORSBOOKOFTEXTSA9781848710719